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By Martha Sessums, President, ACE The events of January 6 were shocking to many US citizens. How could a mob march to the US Capital where Congress was doing its constitutional duty to confirm the election of President-elect Joe Biden? One of my first thoughts was how do educators talk to their students about this, especially the ACE Learning Center students at schools that serve a high percentage of immigrant students? Didn’t many of these immigrant students come to the US to escape these kinds of actions from their countries? What do they...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Audience Supported Public Media and Annelise Finney, Audio Academy ‘21 I think a lot of us were hoping that 2021 would start fresh and promising. But so far, it feels a lot like 2020 to me. That said, in the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the economic instability of stop-and-go shutdowns, the overdue racial reckoning, and the toxic politics we’ve been experiencing, I feel we’re all learning countless lessons: about growing; priorities; community; and building a better world. As part of that,...read more
By Dr. Paul Krivonos, ACE Board Member, Emeritus Professor of Communication Studies at California State University Northridge ACE Board member Dr. Krivonos is an experienced teaching professional. However, online teaching with Zoom was a learning moment for him. Here is Paul’s story. Although I have previously taught online, it was always a planned endeavor, and never on Zoom. Back in March 2020, I had to make a very quick, though bumpy transition from in person to online teaching. I was scheduled to teach an eight-week intensive course on...read more